The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum includes a collection of U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends; the newly renovated Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.
Great place with tons to see for science and non-science buffs! The only place in the USA to house Russian satellites, planes and artifacts. It also has a piece of the Berlin Wall! Great self-explanatory walk-through (lot to read though). Inexpensive tickets. Great for kids and adults alike. Must visit if you're in town. Takes about 2 hours to finish the whole tour. Ample parking!
This is a gem of a museum with an amazing collection of US and USSR space artifacts. Unfortunately the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft was on loan to another museum, so I missed seeing it. The museum is laid out to tell the story of the space programs through the cold war. It was well done. They also have an SR-71 Blackbird on display in the lobby. It is worth going out of your way to make a stop here.
Great space museum. Planetarium, Imax theater, Dr Goddard's lab, many American and Russian space crafts on display. Programs for scouts. Well worth the trip
This is a true gem! SR-71 Blackbird hanging in the lobby, the actual Apollo 13 capsule, many artifacts from the Russian space program including a backup Sputnik. A German V-1 and V-2 rocket. They also have great overnight programs for kids. Well worth the visit.
Our family loves the Cosmosphere. We make at least one trip a year, but usually more. So much to see and explore. The new planetarium is great